Thursday, December 12, 2013
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The 2013-2014 wolf hunting season opens throughout the state on Friday, August 30.
The season runs through March 31, except in the Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork zones and in that portion of Unit 16 in the Dworshak-Elk City Zone north of the Selway River where the season closes June 30.
The wolf hunting season is open year round on private land only in the Panhandle Zone.
An individual may buy up to five wolf hunting tags per calendar year, but hunters may use only two wolf tags in some parts of the state in a calendar year.
No more than two gray wolf hunting tags may be used in the Salmon, McCall Weiser, Sawtooth, Southern Mountains, Beaverhead, Island Park and Southern Idaho zone. No more than five tags may be used in the Panhandle, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Lolo, Dworshak-Elk City, Selway and Middle Fork zones.
Tags must be validated and securely attached immediately.
Harvest limits have been set in five zones: 45 in the Salmon Zone, 60 in the Sawtooth Zone, 40 in the Southern Mountains, 10 in the Beaverhead and 30 in the Island Park Zone. There is no statewide harvest limit.
The wolf trapping season opens November 15 in all but four wolf zones, and Unit 10A of the Dworshak-Elk City Zone opens to trapping February 1.
Wolf hunting and trapping seasons and rules are posted on the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/rules/bgWolf.pdf, and they are available on pages 78 through 82 in the 2013 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure.
Wolf hunting tags are available for $11.50 for Idaho residents and $31.75 for nonresidents. They are valid for a calendar year.